Sandwiches are a staple of most diets. The beauty of a sandwich is that anyone can make one and they can be tailored to suit every taste, making them perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking.
However, not all sandwiches are made equal and you will probably agree that a steak and cheese sandwich on freshly baked bread is far superior to a PB&J on store bought bread sandwich.
When it comes to making a sandwich, it’s the little things that make the most difference, so if you want to make the best sandwich of your life, take a look at these simple sandwich making tips:
Use Freshly Baked Bread
Bread is the foundation of the sandwich. If you have good bread, you are on the right track and almost no sandwich can fail if it starts with a firm foundation of freshly baked bread. Pre-packaged bread just does not compare to fresh. It is like the difference between coffee made from freshly roasted beans enjoyed in a little café and a quick cup of instant on the go.
Whether you make your own bread, or buy it fresh from the bakery, you will instantly up your sandwich game by ditching the pre-packaged stuff.
Use Real Butter
A sandwich without butter is like Laurel without Hardy – it just doesn’t work. If you’ve taken the time to get the freshest bread for your sandwich, you should not ruin it with margarines or other butter substitutes, you need the real thing. Your taste buds will thank you.
Buy the Best
Whether you’re making cheese and pickle sandwiches, BLTs or Reubens, make the effort to buy the best produce you can afford. Just because a sandwich is a simple meal, doesn’t mean you can skimp on the quality. You’ll never raise your sandwich making status if you aren’t willing to pay a little more for quality.
Balance Your Fillings
If you want to make the perfect sandwich, you need to choose your fillings carefully. A truly great sandwich mixed creamy, soft and crunchy textures with sweet, spicy, fresh flavours for a taste sensation you won’t forget.
A good sandwich will also feature plenty of seasoning. This is particularly important if you are throwing salads or veggies in the mix. Add salt, pepper or even herbs and spices to ensure your sandwich doesn’t disappoint.
Heat It Up
A cold sandwich can be great, but hot sandwiches are even better. Invest in a sandwich toaster or panini press (check out these panini press reviews ) and your favorite melty cheese to elevate all of your sandwiches to the next level.
Add a Unique Touch
If you want to go down in history as one of the greatest sandwich makers of all time and get the seal of approval from everyone from your granddaughter to your sewing circle, you need to give them a taste of something they weren’t expecting.
Add fresh apples to your cheese and pickle sandwich, put an egg in your BLT or add pesto to your cheese and veggie panini – just do something to make them say wow!
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